Alirang Korean Restaurant

Alirang is located on the corner of Main St and Locke St. It’s quite difficult to find parking because they only have a few spots at the back. I suggest parking on Locke St and walking over. I’ve been here a few times because they have good service and food. The decor is dated, homey and pink. It’s like eating at home! Once seated, we were served delicious cups of hot tea, corn tea? Most of the time I order the same things, I really need to try other dishes.Read More »


Hutch’s Harbour Front

If you’ve ever visited Bayfront Park in Hamilton, then you’ve probably heard of or seen Hutch’s Harbour Front. The little fish and chips shack sits right at the intersection of Bay Street and Harbour Front Drive – the entrance to Bayfront park/parking lot. It overlooks the bay area and marina. There is seating inside and outside, and the patio is great in the summer to enjoy the weather and delicious food. Other than fish and chips, they also serve burgers, hot dogs and ice cream.

325 Bay St N, Hamilton  |  Map

Fish and Chips | $7
Fish and Chips | $7

Michelle and I came here for lunch and we sat on the patio under the shade from a giant tree. I got their fish and chips. The fish was piping hot, delicious, and crispy. The batter was thin and it allowed the tender, delicious fish shine through. They had packets of tar tar sauce for the fish, oh god, that was good too. The plate was loaded with fries, but when I got to it they were soggy. I’m just a slow eater.

Michelle ordered a hot dog with a side of fries. We enjoyed our food on a breezy summer afternoon and took a relaxing walk along the waterfront after our meal.

The Bayfront/Harbour front is a wonderful place to take a walk, ride a bike, or go for a jog. The paved trail runs along the water where you’ll see a bit of wildlife – including swans, fish and families of ducks and geese. The area under the bridge, by Princess Point is a popular place for casual fishers. By the east end of the trail, past the marinas, you can find William’s Cafe, ice cream, Sarcoa restaurant and an ice/rollerblading rink (ice skating in the winter and rollerblading in the summer).

Mex-I-Can [Permanently Closed]

Where can I get Mexican food that’s more authentic than fast food restaurants like Taco Bell, Mucho Burrito and Burrito Boys? Mex-I-Can! It’s located near the core of Hamilton Downtown, by Jackson Square. Inside, it’s spacious with old tables and chairs. Beautiful paintings of forests and landscapes liven up the authentic/aged decor. I visited on a weekend and the atmosphere was lively and the restaurant was busy.Read More »

The Ship

Located on Augusta Street, the cozy pub serves delicious burgers, fish and chips, sandwiches, late night snacks and a selection of craft beer. The Ship and some of the restaurants on Augusta Street are revamped houses, so seating is super limited. It sits with a few other red-brick buildings with their own patio space leading to the restaurants. Inside, you’ll find a lot of nautical decor and craft beer propaganda on the walls, a few tables and a bar. There is also patio space in the backyard area and a lounge on the second floor.Read More »

The Burnt Tongue

A small restaurant that only serves burgers, soups and salads. You go in, order your food, sit down and wait for your food to be served to you. It’s a casual little restaurant with simple methods and simple food. The restaurant is located across the street from the Vietnamese restaurant, Pho Dau Bo on Canon Street in Downtown Hamilton.Read More »